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AngelAstro
06-17-04, 02:23 PM
Thought I'd post this interesting article from Baseball Prospectus (free article) about OBP and ROE.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2981

RIyankee
06-23-04, 02:39 PM
Good article.

Rather than start a new thread, I'd thought I post here since my question is related to OBP.

Is there a formula or rule that determines whether or not and OBP is accecptable in relation to BA?

In an example from Moneyball, Shea Hillenbrand's .297 BA along with a .333 OBP was deemed a liability to his team.

Thanks in advance.

-mark

RIyankee
06-23-04, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by RIyankee
Good article.

Rather than start a new thread, I'd thought I post here since my question is related to OBP.

Is there a formula or rule that determines whether or not and OBP is accecptable in relation to BA?

In an example from Moneyball, Shea Hillenbrand's .297 BA along with a .333 OBP was deemed a liability to his team.

Thanks in advance.

-mark

This link answers my own question...

http://www.themidnighthour.squarespace.com/display/ShowJournalEntry?moduleId=19838&entryId=10493

RIyankee
06-24-04, 01:05 PM
The equation to my question...

(OBP-BA)/BA=percentage (higher the better)


As of 6/25/2004...

Soriano - BA = .287 OBP = .327 percentage differential = 14%
HR 9 RBI 41 SLG .427


ARod - BA = .292 OBP = .385 percentage differential = 32%
HR 18 RBI 44 SLG .547

Add to the fact that Sori is playing the majority of his games in a hitter friendly park while ARod, righty, isn't. Sori is on pace to SO 141 times in 2004.

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-27-04, 02:00 AM
Maybe I didn't understand something or didn't read it correctly but I still don't understand their argument that speedy runners, don't force defenses to hurry on INFIELD hits and allow the baserunner to ROE....